iPod Classic + FM Transmitters

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Twilight Elk, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Twilight Elk macrumors regular

    Twilight Elk

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    Hello all.

    This is Elk wondering about FM Transmitters.
    I'm talking about those wireless devices that you plug your iPod in so you can listen to it using FM stations.

    I've seen a couple so far, but have read very negative reviews on them. Anyone have experience in one that works very well?

    Thanks as usual,
    -Elk
     
  2. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    IMHO FM Trasmitters are not worth it. Where do you want to listen to the iPod? Your Car? If so depending on what car you have there are adapters to give you an aux input, if you don't already have one.
     
  3. Twilight Elk thread starter macrumors regular

    Twilight Elk

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    Well, I am in a Jetta, but it doesn't have a cassette (no cassette adapter) and there are no audio jacks in the stereo system.

    I have no choice but to get a wireless transmitter :\
     
  4. fabian9 macrumors 65816

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    Hi there,

    I'm using the Griffin iTrip in my car and it worked very well... until i updated my ipod classic to firmware 1.1.1, at the moment it doesn't work anymore at all. But yes, if you have another ipod it works well... and it's small and powered via the dock connector.
     
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    I use the iTrip (the resettable one with the LCD showing the station) in my car with 3rd and 4th gen iPod, 1st and 2nd gen nano and the mini. Works great, I love it ---->> BUT, i mostly travel in rural areas and can always find some FM range with no interference. I've had the thing for at least a couple years. I'm thinking of getting another one before they disappear...
     
  6. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    What year is your Jetta? I had an 03 Jetta, and had an AUX adapter hooked up to it. As long as your radio had CD Changer controls, which most should, you can get an AUX adapter. Check out http://www.logjamelectronics.com/auxvw.html
     
  7. Twilight Elk thread starter macrumors regular

    Twilight Elk

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    Not a car expert, but I know its between '06-'08, and i DO know it had a CD Changer.
     
  8. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    LOL You don't know what year your car is? :) If it's between '06, and '08 then this might be the one you need.

    http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pievw02aux.html

    But make sure, before you order.
     
  9. honeycrisp macrumors regular

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    Steer clear of Belkin for sure. Honestly, do a cassette adaptor or aux input. Both are far superior to FM...
     

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